Watch: The Rolling Stones play a surprise show at Echoplex in L.A. - Reverb

Watch: The Rolling Stones play a surprise show at EchoPlex in Los Angeles

So, yeah. The Rolling Stones — arguably one of the biggest bands to ever exist — played a surprise show at the 700-capacity EchoPlex in Los Angeles. The Stones posted a video on YouTube today showing a long line of fans waiting to get in, followed by a few clips of the band performing.

To put things into persepctive, the Ogden Theatre on east Colfax is twice the size. It’s one of those “I was there” moments for anyone who wasn’t alive to see the quartet in their heyday of the late ’60s and ’70s. Take the 16-year-old girl in the video, for example, who was in line with a ticket. Mick Jagger was 53 when she was born.

This surprise show comes as part of a long string of good luck for LaLa Land. Los Angeles has been the proud receipient of heavy hitters playing extremely intimate shows within the last couple of weeks. The Troubadour (West Hollywood) played host to Rod Stewart and Depeche Mode most recently. Not together, because that would be kind of weird?

The Rolling Stones are ready to kick off their 50th anniversary tour, which hit a snag last week with a possible double-booking at the Staples Center. As Reverb reported, Mick and the boys got the boot due a possible NBA playoffs on May 2. There are no current Denver dates for the upcoming tour, however, we hope to latch on before the end of year.

the Rolling Stones @ the Echoplex 04.27.13 setlist

You Got Me Rockin’
Respectable
She’s So Cold
Live With Me
Street Fighting Man
That’s How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding cover)
Little Queenie (Chuck Berry cover)
Just My Imagination (the Tempations cover)
Miss You
Love In Vain w/ Mick Taylor (Robert Johnson cover)
Midnight Rambler
Start Me Up

Encore
Brown Sugar
Jumpin’ Jack Flash

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Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.

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